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Story time: Low competition keyword + GSA tier 1 on a WordPress blog = RANK?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by macdonjo3, Dec 19, 2015.

  1. macdonjo3

    macdonjo3 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I like to test simple and sometimes stupid things and report it in a BHW thread. So here I go again...

    I was doing rep management on an individuals name. It was low competition. Typically just had their authoritative social profiles that they didn't want shown. The profiles were strong.

    So I registered an EMD WordPress. I created a couple pages, with not 500 words on each, not even 200 words, but 2 sentences. I added an outbound related link. I added an image.

    I then popped the WordPress blog into GSA and send about 500 do follow links to it.

    What happened? It ranked top 3 and it's been sitting there for several weeks, along with the inner pages I created. I've pushed down a lot of negative results and it's sticking.

    What would happen if this wasn't a WordPress.com blog but rather a fresh domain? It wouldn't have maintained the rank.

    What's amazing is how these Web 2.0s can have the crap kicked out of them with bad links and still hold strong. These results make it so clear why we all use these as tier 1 buffer sites when spamming.

    That's all for now.
     
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  2. Archemike

    Archemike Regular Member

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    Thanks for sharing! was it hosted on wordpress as EMD subdomain ? (hence the shield from bad links) or self hosted EMD with wordpress installed? I'm guessing the first?
     
  3. macdonjo3

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    It was: client-name.wordpress.com
     
  4. Zwielicht

    Zwielicht Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    That's pretty interesting. So far, what's the longest amount of time one of your test blogs managed to hold its rank?

    Also, thanks for sharing. :cool:
     
  5. BuildMoreLinks

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    I have seen that wordpress.com is having some mad authority and is getting ranked/indexed like crazy.
     
  6. karbofoni

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    My sticks for few months now even without adding new posts for few months. Low comp kws.
     
  7. HoneyHelper

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    Great story!
    thanks for sharing!
    gonna try this up!
     
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    nice share

    client-name.wordpress.com
    there was probably no-com.
     
  9. Nuker

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    it may work for some low comp or no comp keyword because there is no competition
    but for a profitable keyword it's not the case
     
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    I ranked a FB page for a PPD keyword that was getting 130k+ monthly searches.

    Took about 2 months but it ranked top 1-3 (the 3 sites bounced around all day everyday for months) for 8-9 months before dipping to 7-10

    I purchased 100k contextual links from a service with 15 day drip feed then I built 50k-70k more contextual links myself over 1 month.

    Hit them all with about 200k spam links on tier 2 and its been ranking since.
     
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  11. macdonjo3

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    Yes, I own the .com version too and did similar SEO. WordPress outranks it.
     
  12. DJPaulyD

    DJPaulyD Power Member

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    No surprise at all. Low competition keyword + Wordpress domain = Winning.
     
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    So if you created a web2.0 like wordpress.com for ranking a lower comp keyword, would it be ok to rank it by just spamming all kinds of backlinks. Or do you still have to create a contextual tier 1 for even a wordpress.com page and then spam tier 2 ?

    I have been running some tests for low comp FR keywords tried both ways and have never managed to get pages in top 3 results where it really matters for keywords like this. Although I have never actually tried it with wordpress.com pages.
     
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    Quite possible for low competition keywords, good for brand names and all. Did you index your GSA links?
     
  15. ja1myn

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    I swear those WP web 2.0s will rank for just about any low competition keyword. Great share OP.
     
  16. Sherbert Hoover

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    Can vouch for Wordpress subdomains ranking extremely well for online reputation management purposes. I have [clientname]web.wordpress.com ranking higher after six months of no new content than new news articles from well established, mid-PR blogs mentioning my client's name in the title and several times in the description.

    It's not ranking as well as their EMD .com, .net, or .org, but is above the .info.
     
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    tested and confirm this work.

    Work extremely well for low comp keywords and can pass various animal updates if you are using it on authority sites.

    For more competitive keywords then nahhhhhhhh
     
  18. macdonjo3

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    I didn't. I didn't put much effort into anything really.
     
  19. matt1972

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    @macdonjo3 Were those GSA links you sent blog post, image comments and guestbook links? I'm going to slap a project up and see how well this works.
     
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    Interesting. I wonder what's the juice it passes to outbound links to another T1 website. Will run tests.